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New Dynamo TV Special
The latest Dynamo special hits TV screens next week. Coming 14 December to Sky Max and NOW, airing live at 9pm The two-hour special, Dynamo is Dead, will follow the magician’s journey told through powerful conversations with some famous names before the grand finale where viewers will watch Dynamo put his life on the line by…burying himself alive. The official synopsis, released by Sky, reads: “The world-renowned magician Dynamo is back as you’ve never seen him before - embarking on a transformative and soul-searching journey to explore the depths of mental health and well-being. As he grapples with his own struggles, Dynamo seeks answers from inspirational figures around the world so that he can bury his past and find a new beginning. Through candid conversations with iconic actors, musicians, sports stars, journalists, and activists, each with their own powerful stories to tell, Dynamo learns of the struggles behind their success as they open up about their own journeys and share the wisdom and tools to navigate the complexities of life. Throughout his journey Dynamo shares his unparalleled magical talents with each of his guests, performing ground-breaking new magic inspired directly by their stories. The heart-pounding climax of the show will be broadcast live - In order to embrace his future Dynamo must first bury his past, and his journey of recovery will end with him attempting his most dangerous stunt ever… being buried alive..”
The Magic Circle Christmas Show
Last year, I had tickets and I was unable to attend due to illness. Fingers crossed for this year as the show features Hudson & Hudson who are both fab. What a great line up. Book via TMC website here . Official blurb: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! THE MAGIC CIRCLE CHRISTMAS SHOW... This year's acts are: Unique comedy double act Hudson & Hudson (+Hudson solo) Master Mentalist Marc Paul Penn & Teller Fooler and FISM card world champion Horret Wu FISM world champion manipulation winner Artem Shchukin All hosted by Dynamo's official Head of Magic, Harry De Cruz! Image credit: Andrew Green
New -Non magic content has a new home
Earlier this year, Magic Seats started posting some non magic content as an experiment. An opportunity to write content beyond magic. While I had always enjoyed writing about magic, I wanted to spread my wings and write about other topics as well. I actually quite enjoy writing and reviewing. To not confuse matters too much, the non magic content was kept in a separate section on the website and not fully promoted with the general magic blog posts, particularly on social media. To make things more straightforward, from today, any new non magic related blog posts will no longer appear on the Magic Seats website. New non magic content will now appear on the everythingelse.blog ! Existing non magic content that was previously posted will remain on Magic Seats. However, the non magic content section has now disappeared from the main menu and the non magic posts that are advertised on the home page will also vanish soon. Eventually just leaving a banner ad to the new site. I hope that you will like the new site and please do follow the new Facebook page . for the everythingelse.blog Assuring that magic content will continue as usual on Magic Seats. It just makes sense to now spilt the content. Thanks - Martin (Magic Seats)
Deal or No Deal with Stephen Mulhern
Magician and TV presenter Stephen Mulhern has taken over the reigns of the tv quiz show. Originally on channel 4 with Noel Edmond's, the show is now on ITV/ITVX after a rest since 2016. Earlier this year it was announced that the show would return, running weekdays at 4pm. I Have at the time of writing watched the first four shows. What a good choice of presenter having Stephen run the show. While you can of course watch live or record on ITV, I use the ITVX player as I subscribe to premium and can watch ad free. Prize wise, the top prize box is now £100,000. Previously on the old series it was £250,000. The banker is definitely more stingy with the offers as well. But perhaps makes it all the more nail biting. Other than Sian on day 1, luck has not really been on the side of the contestants. A couple of the contestants also playing to reveal their box. Katie and Raj being very brave with their game play. Stephen is excellent as presenter. If anything, I think he is the natural choice to replace Noel Edmond's. I can't think of anyone else more suitable as he is very popular and will draw an audience. He has already made this his own show. As time goes on and we get to know the contestants, the show will become even more addictive and we get to know their personalities. The new set is pretty smart and the format remains the same, other than the prize money. Welcome back to the show. Definitely worth a watch and I will be continuing to view .
Magic Seats Catch Up
October and November so far has actually been quite busy on the magic front. I joined the Leicester Magic Circle after visiting them to see their Oliver Tabor lecture in early Oct (reviewed here ). They normally meet up twice a month and I cannot wait to attend their meetings. A spot of car trouble is causing an issue attending currently but hopefully it will be resolved soon. A fantastic club and I cannot wait to be fully part of it and contribute hopefully. The lectures that they line up are truly excellent. They even had Steve Faulkner this month and I was so disappointed that I could not attend. Steve is very well known as a reviewer and magician. He runs his online magic course with loads of courses and videos. I was a member a few years ago and just rejoined. The content used to be just card magic but now it is diversifying into other areas like rubber bands and coin magic. While I enjoy working on content for this website and blog, I do want to make more of an effort to learn magic again. Therefore, I have been watching Steve's rubber band magic course currently. The online site is £9.99 a month and you get invited to Zoom meetings with Steve to chat. I joined a char whereby all were discussing their most recent magic purposes. Very enjoyable. The videos are also good to watch in the evening. Reading wise, the Vanishing inc book by Ben Hart and Neil Kelso called "The Darkest Corners" is taking me a little while to work through. An enjoyable read that I can only absorb a chapter at a time as quite a lot to take in. I will complete the book but I am at about the 50% mark. Some of the effects take a while to sink in and think through. Great book though. Vanishing inc who published the book have many excellent books out. I have a few of their books and had to buy the new Neon Dreams book about Las Vegas and Piff: volume 1. Both are presented in hardback with great binding and illustrated fronts. I intend to review these two books and may have the first review later in December. Of course, creating content for the site can take a while. The recent Natalia Love interview was most enjoyable to prepare but does take a while (read here ). I am already working on a follow up interview which will be announced soon with an artist who I have previously interviewed. A part II interview if you like. At a live magic show that I attended recently I was also able to ask about a gaining a future interview in 2023, so hopefully I will have another in the bag soon. Show wise, it will go a little quiet now without a car. I have written a few show reviews recently and have to say I most enjoyed the Michael Jordan High Jinx show for the stage illusions. Pete Firman was fab for the comedy and Ben Hart was of course excellent as well. At the shows, I was able to get an updated pic with High Jinx and a signed Pete Firman.playing card. All shows were reviewed and can be read in the reviews section . Lastly and really exciting, I booked for the next IBM conference in Llandudno and have accommodation and pass booked. Cannot wait. Will be especially exciting as they start making announcements about artists appearing, knowing that I am attending. I expect things to go a little quiet now in the run up to Christmas but will blog when I have some news or views that I can communicate. And if you make any magic purchases, take a look at this sites homepage that has a couple of discount codes to use. Cheers Martin
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McDonalds - what is going on?
McDonald's is one of the most famous brands in the world. So well known, most of us can make order choices without reference to any menu. The chain are masters of marketing and introduce new exciting products most months. but do they always get it right? While they generally have a good reputation and remain popular, are some cracks beginning to appear? I would argue that the offering is not as good as it used to be. While they do many things well, my family and I have noticed over the last few years a definite downward trend. Perhaps the bad now outweighs the good. There are of course positives that include an efficient app, points system and ability to have food delivered to you exactly as you want, whether pick up, delivery, table service etc. Variations in menu are often exciting, with new products that feature for limited periods like the double Big Mac and Philly cheese stack. Generally speaking the staff are also pleasant. This is a massive plus and speaks highly of some of the training. But is this food juggernaut beginning to fail and need urgent attention to rectify and reverse the problems? Increasinhly though, while you will always experience differences between branches in any chain, some failings are becoming increasingly common across all locations . Does McDonalds even think they have an issue with consumers still flocking to their restaurants? One of the first issues over the last few years is a degrade in the quality of the French fries. Often soggy, limp and cold. The days of getting guaranteed hot fries from the counter are long gone. I believe that is in part to quality standards not being met and fries kept to sell that should be thrown if left on the stand for more time than they should. Service in many McDonalds is now often slow and they do not come across as organised as they once appeared. And I have witnessed this inconsistency in many of their stores. Food orders were once perfect, with orders arriving as intended. The reality now being orders are often wrong and missing items completely. This used to be the remit of another fast food chain but has happened to us many times at McDonalds in recent years. It was also unheard of for a McDonalds to run out of food items or particular ingredients. Today, I heard a McDonalds worker telling customers that they had run out of cheese. Cleanliness is also a problem. Even some new McDonalds look like they need a deep clean. Staff being slow to clear and wipe tables. Then when delivering food, failing to be proactive and wipe tables with food stains and crumbs in a proactive manner. Should you really have to ask to get the table wiped down? The last problem is the expense. A McDonalds was always a reasonable treat on the high street. A good quality meal that would cost you less than a pub meal. Nowadays they appear a more expensive option, with many food and restaurants offering food at the same price or slightly less. And we have to talk about pricing. Are they taking advantage of the cost of living and inflating costs higher than what is reasonable? I would argue that they are. Mc Flurry's are a good example. They used to be one standard size, now they have introduced a smaller version along with the standard. The sneaky thing though is that any new McFlurry's added to the menu are classed as new product . Due to this they are then classed as a "featured" product with a 50p surcharge This I feel is particularly underhand and surely taking advantage of market conditions? Delivery at £4 is also really expensive. Though I can understand that more and is a question of choice and convenience. But still, it wasn't that long ago that delivery was £1.99 on some apps. Though I accept this may not be totally within their control. Pricing certainly appears higher than all the food inflation figures that are quoted as 12.2%. My ask of McDonalds is that for their customer base, they need to start addressing poor quality and make sure that products are fit. It's commendable to phase out plastic straws but for large milkshakes I can tell you that a paper straw does not cut it, becoming bent and chewy. For the cost, you need an improved solution. The restaurants have some serious flaws currently. This is feedback from a McDonalds fan that would like to see improved consistency of quality and service offering. A simple google search will return back many posts querying about how expensive McDonalds is now. The more sceptical of us would argue the introduction of points and rewards has probably not helped the situation. we appear to still be paying for the rewards. Hopefully we will be able to say "I'm Loving it" more confidently if McDonalds take action and listen to customers. Let us hope they know they have a problem.
"High Jinx" Tour (Rugby) With Michael Jordan
The circus was in Rugby, Warwickshire today (Sat 18 Nov) when Michael Jordan visited with his "High Jinx" cast to perform circus tricks and magic. I previously watched and reviewed a version of the show that took place at the Blackpool Tower Circus in 2022. Those who follow the site will know that I raved about the show and I even voted it the best illusion show in the Magic Seats 2022/23 recognition awards here . My family and I were just amazed by this show. A performance that took place at the show's home, the Blackpool Tower Circus. Therefore, can the touring version be as good? The Benn Hall in Rugby had a good turn out, with families and mixed ages in the audience. A convenient location for me as I live in Rugby. With the "High Jinx" truck parked up outside the venue (Benn Hall), I was optimistic that we should see some good magic and illusions, this show being their last public date before their advertised December Christmas shows in Blackpool. Michael and the cast were on top form with the magic as fast paced as previous shows. The experience is a conveyor belt of illusions. An experienced cast/team who keep the pace fast. I have never seen a show manage so many large illusions in such a slick and quick manner, with the show bringing you some Las Vegas presentation and fun. A very professional touring show. It has to be said that the illusions are total wow moments and absolutely faultless in presentation. At the end of the show, the audience were keen for lots of encores which were delivered and lapped up. While I had seen High Jinx before, it did not take away from the experience. I would be happy to keep watching the show every year. And if you do like large scale stage illusions you will be spoilt. Other competing shows may only have a couple of such show pieces and the illusion/effect used for Michael's appearance at the start of the show is fantastic. The music and dancing enhances the show with the same cast line up that I saw last year. The only change being that the lead assistant was Sophie instead of Tamsyn. Michael was as charismatic as ever with loads of energy, singing, circus and magic tricks. He is very interactive with the audience, injecting a lot of fun and humour. A likeable persona. A special mention to the dancers who are really amazing and give the show some "show business" glamour, also acting as assistants and helping to keep everything moving in an efficient manner to make this the best family magic show. In answer to the earlier question, this touring version of the show is a must see. The show lasting 1 hour 45 mins with a 20 minute interval. If you want to book to see Michael Jordan, he is performing in Blackpool with the "High Jinx" Christmas Show. Then in 2024, he can be seen in his one man "Magic and Marvels Show". A brilliant special bonus is that the cast always stay behind to chat and meet anyone who wants see them. This is a really good bonus as not so many artists do this in the post covid era. On exit, I was able to quickly overhear conversations that indicated that the audience had loved the show with lots of positive feedback. It turned out that I wasn't the only one to have seen them before in Blackpool. "High Jinx" are still my favourite show to watch and I just cant get enough of the illusions. A must see recommendation. Please see the social and website booking details below for "High Jinx". Social and website contacts: Website: https://www.highjinx.co.uk Tour dates: https://www.highjinx.co.uk/events/ X (Twitter): https://www.twitter.com/highjinxmagic Instagram: https://instagram.com/highjinxmagic?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA== FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/HighJinxMagicAndIllusionShow Book for "High Jinx" at Blackpool: https://www.theblackpooltower.com Bookings & Enquiries: email@example.com
“Magic New Zealand” E-Zine
I have just discovered a brilliant new source of magic news that you will likely be interested in. thanks to the British IBM group on FaceBook which mentioned this brilliant news source. Sent via email and currently on issue Number: #1742. "Magic New Zealand" is run by Alan Watson and reports on worldwide magic news. It includes magic news items, lectures, conventions, and television shows. And a lot of Las Vegas news as well. To join, click the link below and sign up. https://www.magicnewzealand.com
Help Spread the Word and Grow Our Readership
Since the launch of Magic Seats in 2020, many readers follow this blog and its social sites. The site is run without any funding or advertising and all running costs are picked up by Magic Seats (Martin Brophy). I am happy to do this, as it is my hobby, but I need your help in other ways to promote the site and its content. A lot of work takes place to try to make this one of the best magic sites, not just for magicians but also for the layman - promoting magic as an art form. An interview alone can take many hours to write and prepare with promotional materials etc. This is where I need your help... with a limited budget I rarely advertise, but if you can do some of the following to help promote the site, I would be truly grateful: Please like and follow our social media sites that include our Facebook page and new WhatsApp channel to stay up to date when we post If you can like and share social posts to widen audience reach as often as possible Contact if you are a magician and would like to be featured or interviewed Contact if you have a show that you would like reviewed and/or promoted All assistance to help grow the reach of the site would be appreciated. After running for nearly four years, we have quite the back catalogue now of interviews, reviews, collectables, show news and more. Content that may very well be of interest still to many readers. If you like the site, your help growing the readership would be most appreciated. Thank you Martin - Magic Seats
Popular Picks: The Best of Magic Seats (So far…)
Originally I had different plans for site content this weekend, but seeing as I am unexpectedly without wheels, it seemed to be a good opportunity to reflect on our most popular website content since our launch in 2020. To date, we have posted over 1200 blog posts over 3.5 years with content ranging from interviews, reviews and posts that are all related to magic. Interviews always do very well on the site attracting a lot of traffic and readers. Three of the top five popular picks/posts are interviews. They are always fun to work on and I hope to announce some more interviews very soon. And don't forget, while these posts have the advantage of achieving their top 5 status as content that has been available for a while, other excellent new content is also available to read within the interview pages here , which includes our latest Natalia Love interview. For your viewing pleasure, here is our top 5 popular picks! #louiseandreedouglas #Jay&Joss #VincenzoRavina #NeoMagic #VinnySagoo 1 - Louise Andrée Douglas Interview - here Posted 29-Apr-2021 Our most popular website post and interview of all time. Congrats to Louise Andrée for this enjoyable interview. Take a look here to read this interview and do keep an eye on the site for some forthcoming news related to Louise. Louise continues to gain huge success and was part of the IBM Convention 2023 Gala show this year. 2 - Jay & Joss Interview - here Posted 18-Mar-2021 Jay & Joss are very popular and have two posts that feature in the top 5, that includes an interview and a review of their Zoom show. Therefore claiming the second and third positions of our popular picks. Certainly they are the most searched for artists on the site. I know from experience how fab they are to see live and I was lucky to see and chat with them at BMC this year. Congrats to Jay & Joss for appearing twice in the top 5 and for generating a lot of site traffic! 3 - Jay & Joss Online Zoom Show Review - here Posted 04-Oct-2020 This was an excellent online show with Jay & Joss that was very enjoyable and was reviewed by the site. Certainly their website also indicates that virtual Zoom shows are still bookable . 4 - Vincenzo Ravina Interview - here Posted 08-Jul-2021 Vincenzo Ravina is know for his success in many fields as an artist, author and magician. The site was lucky to catch up with Vincenzo after his Penn & Teller appearance. This was an excellent and straightforward interview to work on. Hopefully one day I will get to meet and see Vincenzo perform who has a very unique style of his own, who is quite the story teller. Thanks Vincenzo! 5 - "Mind the Maths Magic" book review by Vinny Sagoo/Neo Magic - here Posted 23-Oct-2021 Vinny Sagoo is very well known in the industry as a magic creator. This book was published a couple of years ago and remains popular. My daughter and I read this book together and practised some of the magic one weekend while writing this review. Still available to buy now and the review will give you some insight.
Natalia Love Interview - "VenTRICKolist"
Since Magic Seats started running interviews, we have always been keen to chat with magician and ventriloquist Natalia Love. Natalia Love is a talented magician who works within the corporate space as a solo artist and as part of Chicks 'n' Tricks - the female magical super group. Also known for working with the "iMagician" - Jamie Allan as his lead assistant and company manager. And as if that wasn't enough, Natalia is also a successful children's entertainer and ventriloquist called "Nutty Natty", working with Charlie and other puppets. A very familiar face within the magic industry, Natalia is also a dancer and fitness instructor. Natalia is in huge demand with many exciting future plans. And we have managed to get an exciting exclusive that is only shared with us in this interview. Thank you Natalia for agreeing to be interviewed. You started performing in Chicks ’n’ Tricks in 2013, what did you expect when you joined at the time? Any challenges with performing as part of a group? Gosh! Has it already been that long? To be honest, joining the group was completely out of the blue and therefore I had no idea what to expect! I originally auditioned to be a fire breather for one of their illusions and when being offered the part, I was asked if I would consider joining the group as a magician and not just assisting them for this one particular gig. I had very little knowledge on magic back then but had always loved it. I like to think I’m a bit of a “yes” person so I excitedly agreed. Adam Heppenstall taught me my first 3 tricks and I was sent off on a trial gig at a VIP event in Heathrow and the rest is history! I WAS HOOKED! I was well and truly bitten by the magic bug. That week I decided to give myself 12 months to see where the magic could take me and if it had been financially beneficial, I was going to give up dancing. It was and I did! I have so much to thank Chicks ’n’ Tricks for as I may never have gotten into magic if it wasn’t for that audition! It’s so much fun being apart of a group and I have had so many amazing opportunities through it. I’d say the biggest challenge working in a group is being offered a gig where we are all actually free! That was a fantastic opportunity and break to get into the industry with Adam Heppenstall as a mentor. Now into your second decade performing not only within the group but solo, have you noticed any change in peoples’ perspectives of women artists in magic? I have seen a huge change in punters but I suppose that’s a good thing. When I first started performing magic it didn’t occur to me that it was unusual to be a female magician. I had never met one myself, so for me, it was not a gender specific role. In my first few years I never made it through a gig without several people pointing out that I was a girl and I found it quite amusing. It always surprised me when they were genuinely impressed because most presumed women couldn’t do magic, which in itself is a ridiculous thought. Honestly and sadly, I don’t think women in magic get treated particularly differently than women in any other industry. The important thing to focus on, is as the years have passed, women have gained respect in all aspects. Careers, ability, motherhood and talent. We are not quite there yet but slowly woman are becoming equals. Society as a whole has learnt a lot this past decade and perspectives have definitely changed! I agree and I think it is also fair to say that even as a box jumper/assistant, I never realised how much it entailed of an artist. How physically fit you need to be and of course the risks. That must have hurt getting injured on the chin in The Next Great TV Magician Final! Ouch. My goodness, YES! It most definitely hurt! One massively underestimates how fit you have to be to execute certain illusions. It’s a big reason why dancers were and still are so often used. It takes a certain amount of skill and training to smile through exhaustion all whilst focusing on the stage, the illusion, the magician, the music, the costume, costume change if one’s involved and the most crucial part, the timing of it all! If the timing is off, you’re in trouble. And of course as part of this experience, you have been involved in the preparations of "lllusionarium" and "Magic Immersive" as a consultant for iMagician Jamie Allan. That must have been exciting and kept you busy. Can you tell us how you were involved and what it entailed? It was so exciting and worked beautifully along side just having had a baby! Naturally, I was exhausted being in the 3rd trimester so getting to work from home along side Jamie was so incredible. I was Jamie’s PA right up until he left for Canada so I was pretty much his sounding board from day one. The amount of work that went into those projects was unprecedented and I don’t know how I would even begin to explain what it involved. More importantly, having work non stop during the lockdown was a privilege. I will always be proud of the work Jamie and the team created during such a difficult time, not only because the show was awesome but because of all the people that were provided work during a time where it was close to impossible. The whole thing was incredible. You certainly kept busy during that period and I loved streaming the "iMagician" show that you were part of. I remember some of the show that you presented and I remember your ventriloquism. That act with Charlie is now part of your Nutty Natty show. I believe you saw Charlie (Cooper) for sale and just had to buy him, learning ventriloquism after. How did you go about learning this art form? Yes! I saw him for sale one night on Facebook. Like my magic, I had absolutely no experience or knowledge about puppeteering or ventriloquism but what I did have was a huge love for it, ever since I was a child. After much debate and several vodkas later, I made the impulse decision of buying “Cooper” the dog - later named Charlie. I never intended on the puppet ever talking and I really don’t know what got into me to think it was a good idea. It was absurd yet here we are. I really wasn’t very good at the beginning and I cringe looking back at the recordings of my first two performances. I pray they are buried deep within the internet, never to be discovered! I bought many books and DVDs but personally none of it really helped me. I found the best thing one can really do in such an art form is practice, practice and practice some more and that's exactly what I did and still do. I never stop practicing and I vent whenever I can, often venting in my car or testing myself whilst I’m on the phone, seeing if anybody can tell! The puppets began as a very small part of my shows but over the years and gig by gig my magic spot involving Charlie got bigger and bigger. Naturally, I was having to vent more and got to do it over and over again on stage which was definitely what helped me improve. I used to be terrified of venting anything that was not scripted but as the shows got bigger, the interaction with the audience grew and those were the real lessons! The puppets started talking off script and it was terrifying but such a good way to learn! It sounds difficult to learn ventriloquism, I understand that Charlie is also a big hit with adults and now features in your main show. Any plans to tour?? That’s right. I don’t use him just for my children’s magic show at all, I use him in every gig I do whether it’s corporate or not. Charlie is the biggest hit even though I use several other fantastic puppets in my show (I have 5 puppets now). There is something about that dog that people can’t help but love and it probably helps that he’s my favourite to work with too. I am most comfortable with his character and voice so I can get some great business out of him. It’s funny to think this very unexpected event in my life, coming across him on Facebook, has completely turned my work around. I’ve said it a hundred times and I’ll say it again, Ian Mac - creator of two of my main puppets - is the reason I am where I am today. He originally made Charlie for himself and if he had never made the decision to sell him, my work wouldn’t be where it is today. It’s a very rewarding art form that brings me so much joy and I really hope that joy passes onto my audience. I have a huge and guilty love for puppetry and ventriloquism, so much so I have crossed over into the vent world and though I still perform “just” Magic shows I can now say I more regularly perform my puppet show that features magic. My main focus is to consistently move onwards and upwards with my venues and bookers and see where it all takes me. I’ve been working extremely hard this past year and I’m thrilled to announce that this Christmas I’ll be debuting my first short run of my new show “VenTRICKolist” in Chicago, whilst also working out there on Jamie Allan's show as his assistant. “VenTRICKolist” consists of both magic and puppets and I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to be taking my own work over to the States! That sounds fantastic and hopefully you will bring the show to the UK as well. Congrats! Loving the promo art work as well. You have already achieved so much with a very diverse career. Do you have any aspirations to achieve anything else in magic/ventriloquism such as writing a book, publishing effects, tv show or even lectures? You put it so wonderfully, you make me sound far more successful than I actually am - Thank you - Some may say I have too many aspirations! I have the “Nutty Natty’s Magic Book” that is only offered to my clients at the moment but there is a children’s magic book in the making for the public. Although it is still in the very early stages and probably not quite what people would expect when they hear “Children’s Magic Book”, I’m very excited about it! Regarding TV, I have been very lucky to perform many times on screen as a dancer in my younger years and in more recent years, several times as Jamie Allan’s assistant, all of which were fabulous experiences. My two most favourite TV spots were dancing at ‘The Noble Peace Prize Awards’ which was held in Norway and the other being both episodes of ‘The Next Great Magician’ with Jamie Allan’. It would be awesome to do my own spot one day too but currently there is nothing in the pipeline. People are always so kind and complimentary about what I do and I’ve been asked to do a few lectures but I have no idea what my lecture would be about! I have a few unique moments in my show including an appearance prop we designed (I don’t believe it’s been done before) so maybe that is something I could consider talking about if ever I did decide to lecture! It would definitely be good to see you out there lecturing. Certainly I have see you chat and be interviewed online so believe that you would have much to share of interest to all. Of course, when you have appeared online, your office and workspace has many magic collectables on view. What is your favourite magic collectable that you can share? Oh, you can’t ask me that, there are far too many to choose from. I love them all, I just can’t pick! Whenever we have guests over “proper” magic never gets performed but you’ll definitely get a 30 minute Tenyo show! Totally appreciate the love for "Tenyo". Amazing and well thought out effects. I need to buy more! Thank you Natalia for taking time out to be interviewed by Magic Seats. This has been most enjoyable. To learn more about Natalia or to book her services, please visit the following sites: Natalia Love website Natalia Love FaceBook Natalia Love Instagram Natalia Love contact Nutty Natty website Nutty Natty FaceBook Chicks "N" Tricks website iMagician website